A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.

Ariel Durant

Monday, June 26, 2017

Tough Night in ATL. Enough "minority" self pity. Arming Moslems. Didn't work well in Afghanistan, and it's not working now.

It was a tough night in "Greater Atlanta."  I always start my mornings with watching the three affiliate ATL stations I get on the satelllite tv.  Flipping back and forth, I figure there were four major
gang related incidents in the city and surrounding counties last night, with five dead, four wounded, and over 200 rounds of "9" fired.  The shoot outs took place in empty parking lots, at little convenience stores, in the middle of a residential area, and at an apartment building. These were only the shootings that the news people could get camera crews to. They don't bother with those they don't have film to show .

Now I know, from reading comments made by an elderly black lady on an English blog, that all this is the fault of white Americans.  Specifically, it's the fault of white Southerners. Because 150 years ago, slavery still existed in the South , and "black families were sold", all the ills of the "black community" are my personal responsibility.

It doesn't help to hear on the news that the Ferguson city government "settled" with the family of " The Gentle Giant" for 1.7 million dollars.  God Almighty!  I'll bet the tax payers there are pleased.

Frankly, I'm sick of this whiny, pathetic attitude that tries to displace responsibility for their ills on to other people. I'm not going to be nice about it any more.  It's not my fault they constitute approximately 13% of the U.S. population and account for 65% of the prison population. It's not my fault they commit the vast majority of violent crimes in America.  Anyone can argue with the specific statistics, depending on the source, but they're all in the ball park.

It's easy enough to be "understanding" when you don't have to deal with it personally.  But patience and tolerance begin to run thin when a specific group of people, regardless of who they are, start shooting up your neighborhoods or breaking into your house.  Home invasions in the ATL area are so routine now, they don't even report them on the morning news unless somebody gets killed. You have to read the Atlanta paper to keep up with the "routine" problems.

People today are conditioned to think that any acknowledgement of problems in ethnic communities is "off limits." It's "racist" to imply that they are responsible for their own issues. But to be told point blank by some prissy old lady that I am responsible for those problems because of my ancestors, or that I should be ashamed of my ancestors, is more than I'm going to stand for.

And then, there's this kind of idiot prancing around out there.  He's from New York. Who would have guessed?

I can't disable autoplay on this, so when the segment is over you just have to manually close it.

I'm glad we are all paying taxes so we can send weapons to "moderate Jihadist's"

In Afghanistan, we trained the Islamic fundamentalist who styled themselves the Mujaheddin, or "Holy Warriors."  We gleefully provided them with weapons, suitcases of cash, and logistics support. They ran the Russians out, and we expected not to hear from them again. But we did. One of the premier Mujaheddin was Osama Ben Ladin.  Another was "Mullah Omar" who founded the Taliban. Large numbers of "foreign fighters" from the Afghan War showed up in Iraq and did us a lot of damage. The Taliban is still causing us big problems today.

We don't seem to understand that Moslems will take help from us as long as they think they need it, but when their particular issue is over, we're always next to be on the receiving end of their antics. The Koran only provides three ways to deal with infidels.  First, convert them to Islam.  Second, make them pay a "heavy tolerance tax", and third , kill them.  There's no fourth option.

Right now, we're training "moderate rebels" in Syria.  Everybody knows that's a joke, but nobody is worrying about it at the present.  Syrian "rebels" are either Al Qaeda proper, or affiliates if they are anti-Assad,.   They are  Hezbollah or affiliates if they are pro-Assad. But when the war is finally over, they will all be anti-Western.

The sole exception to this is the Kurds, who have proven to be good fighters, loyal allies, and trustworthy. But we don't do a lot for the Kurds, because the Shiite Iraqi government gets mad if we do. Frankly, I don't see what difference it makes if the Iraqis don't like it. They've already told us as soon as they get rid of ISIS, they want us out of the country, lock, stock and barrel.

Remember Obama's "Fearsome Four Hundred."  He said he was going to launch a U.S. trained organization of 400 pro western "warriors" into the fray. When they finally crossed the border, there were 42 of them. They drove to the first Al Qaeda checkpoint, and turned over all their weapons, vehicles and supplies to the thugs waiting for them there.  We never tried that again.

The bottom line is that we are better off getting out of the Syrian war altogether.  Assad is a tool of Iran, and the opposition is a conglomerate of Sunni terrorists, all of which hate us. So both sides hate the West, and whoever eventually comes out on top will immediately turn on us. Why arm any of them? Instead, we should sit back and enjoy the show. A year or so ago, I saw footage from a news program that clearly showed Al Qaeda and Hezbollah fighting over a road junction. They were blasting each other to fragments. I was completely charmed by the prospect.  Let them have it.

Thought for the Day:

An interesting blog.

Vicki's Blog

Vicki lives in an apartment, in a city in Minnesota.  She is one of the few people I know who live in an apartment , in a city, and still manages to live the self sufficient lifestyle.  She likes to cook, she does a lot of canning, and she's a good example of a senior who is still preparing for "come what may" , both for herself and her extended family.  I enjoy her posts, and her down to earth, common sense attitude.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

British .303 Surplus. Where being politically incorrect means jail time. Gun Ownership in America, a British view. Favorite post apocalyptic fiction. Catching and storing rain water by someone who has been doing it for eight years.

 Saturday afternoon.  Rain all night, with a lot of wind. I went out on the porch and there are branches down that I'll have to police up. As soon as you get things squared away from one storm, another comes through before you can catch your breath.

Went outside to do all the morning chores, and it was like the breath of hell. Temperature is 84, and the humidity is hovering around 100%. The word "enervating" was invented to describe days like this.

People are being arrested in England for saying out loud, what you are not permitted to think.

What she is talking about, is what is happening here.

British .303  surplus.

If you have Enfields, you may be interested in this new shipment Southern Ohio Guns got in. Let me just mention, least anyone misunderstand, that I don't do adds on my blog, nor have any financial links or arrangements with anyone or anything.  So I'm not "selling" things, just letting people with similar interests know when something comes on the market that they might want.

This appears to be British manufacture, rather than the more common Pakistani ammo. Since they don't state the year of production, it could be the WW 2 ammo that was made of twisted cordite "threads".  That burned very hot and extensive use of it could damage the rifling in the weapons barrel. Later production, from the 1950's, is good ammo without that negative aspect.

Obviously, if you reload you would be better off , in terms of expense and possibly quality, to just reload your own. But if you don't, this price is better than most commercial ammo you can find today.

One Second After.  One Year After.  The Final Day.

I read One Second After when it first came out, and I enjoyed it. The fact that the story line plays out in an area about two hours from my house probably influenced me, but it was a good story overall. As I said when I included these books in a list of post apocalyptic fiction during an earlier post, I hadn't read the last two. CC said they were good, and we have the same taste in reading. I ordered them  through the local library, and finished them this week.

I enjoyed them both, and I plan to buy hard copies as I do with all books that I want to keep in my personal library.  Still, as is so often the case, they weren't as good as the first book.  I think that's because in multi-volume series like these, the first book deals with the events that cause a disaster, and how people coped with it. The follow on volumes are generally political in nature, dealing with restoration of government and social order. I'm not so interested in the "restoration" issue as I am in coping with the extraordinary.

If I had to pick my favorite books in this genre, of all the books I've read, here are my favorites.

Some of these are out of print, but available as E books.  Some are the first in a series of three or four books. Some of them are quite old, and some recent.  They're all good reading.

How a British newspaper views American gun ownership:

The video above is from a British newspaper, The Guardian.  It's made of clips from a half hour program they did about six months ago.

Catching and Storing Rain Water:

This is a link to a posting on a South African Blog.  This couple lives out in the sticks, and they have done an outstanding job on setting up an off grid homestead.  Dani and I have a tacit agreement to overlook our vastly different political views. She's a good person, and had walked the walk on off grid living.

Taking a trip to Old Mexico?

Ever so often, an American family goes down to Mexico in their RV, or a fellow rides his motorcycle down there, and they just disappear.  Personally, I wouldn't go to Mexico on a bet.  Nor am I enthralled at the idea of thousands of them sneaking into this country.

Thought for the day:

Another Blog you might enjoy:

Gorges Blog

Gorges blog is authored by a retired fellow.  Sometimes he does a post with commentary, sometimes it's a link.  The little table above came from a recent posting of his.   I've always found his posts interesting, particularly for their candid and honest views of life in retirement.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Office of Refugee Resettlement.

"Garrett Hardin (writer of Tragedy of the Commons) compares our situation to an over-crowded lifeboat in a sea of drowning bodies. If we take more aboard, the boat will be swamped and we'll go under. [We must] militarize our borders [against illegal immigration]. The lifeboat is listing."

Edward Abbey

While the President tries to halt the flood, the Office of Refugee Resettlement motors on.

This is the government department that is bringing the Third World to your neighborhood.

Office of Refugee Resettlement

But seriously, folks....

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

As many as 7 million illegals voted in 2016 election. .30 Carbine ammo. Video Cameras.

There was a good story on One America News yesterday.

June 20, 2017
OAN Newsroom
Newly released data reveals the number of non-citizens voting illegally in elections is likely far greater than previously thought.
According to a frequently referenced New Jersey research group called “Just Facts,” research shows as many as 5.7 million non-citizens may have voted in the 2008 election.
Those numbers appear to align with the estimates President Trump has given in the past about illegal voting.
The study also found up to 3.6 million people may have illegally voted in 2012.
Polls show non-citizens overwhelmingly vote for democrats.
The report claims one reason non-citizens have been able to vote is large numbers of them use fake ID’s and social security numbers.

  This has been a problem here in Georgia for a long time. Twice in the last few years, we passed laws to prevent this, and twice the Justice Department ruled that the laws were "discriminatory" and overturned them.  In the Southern States, the Justice Department gets veto power over any laws passed by the State which deal with voting in any aspect. When you have Democrats running the Justice Department, like Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, you aren't going to keep illegals from voting.

If I can find the news story, I'll post it.  One America News has a link to their end of the day broadcasts, but the basic news stories are hard to find. If anyone knows of a way to get them other than just googling something like "OAN illegal aliens vote 21 June 17" I'd sure like to know about it.

I have been out of the picture for a few days.  It's a constant struggle to keep the forest from growing back over my meadow.  So I've been working out there, cutting back vines and trees. In doing that, I inadvertently brushed up against some poison ivy.  I'm allergic to it, so I have been trying to just take it easy until I  get past the itchy part. Usually takes three or four days to go away.

.30 M-1 carbine ammo:

I have two of these weapons.  They are perfect for women, because they are light and have very little recoil.  They're also very expensive, although that could change if the M-1 Carbines previously approved for import from Korea are reinstated.  Hillary Clinton cancelled the already issued permits for M-1 Carbines and M-1 Garands out of Korea when she became Secretary of State.

M-1 Carbine ammo isn't easy to find on just any old ammo shelf at a sporting goods store.  Southern Ohio Guns has this on offer right now, and it's a fair price.  S&B is good quality ammo, and it's reloadable.  I bought a thousand rounds from Sportsman's Guide some years aback, and paid less plus I didn't pay any shipping. But if you are flush and need some , this is not a bad deal.

Incidentally, I used to buy a lot from Sportsman's Guide, but they have pretty much done away with free shipping unless your order is over $75.00 now. It used to be free shipping on orders over $45.00.  They also increased their club membership by 25% this year, so I did not renew mine.


The "Special Prosecutor" is a buddy of the fired FBI Director:

 Video camera:

I've decided to buy a video camera (digital camera) and have been looking on Amazon for a good one. I see a lot of  them in the one hundred dollar price range.  If anybody has a  good one  they have been using, I'd like to hear from them.   Basically, I am not interested in making commercial grade videos. I would like to have about an hour filming time on the batteries, and good night vision. 

This is the one I am leaning towards right now:

Camcorder,Hausbell HDV-5052 HDMI 1920x1080p Wifi FHD Digital Video Camera Infrared Night Vision 30FTPS Camcorder with Touchscreen,16 X Digital Active Zoom (Golden)

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